Bob Adelfson - Divorce Book

• Clean downspouts and gutters. Repaint or touch up to eliminate rust spots. You don’t want your home to appear neglected. If they can’t be repaired, replace them. It will add to the ROI in your sale price. • Make sure the walkway to your front door is easy to approach. Don’t let stacked hoses or unruly landscaping interfere with home shoppers entering your home. • If your railings look weathered, consider a fresh coat of stain or paint. • Faded or chipping paint, siding, or trim will always detract from curb appeal. Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is recommended. If your exterior paint is in good condition, make sure your doors and window trim are, too. It is well worth the cost of this upgrade because it will add to the overall look and feel of your home. • Power washing the house, walkways, and driveway can be almost as effective as repainting, and at a much lower cost. You can rent power washers from your local hardware store, or if you’re not able to do it yourself, most house painters offer pressure washing as a side service. • Adding some stone or stone veneer to the face of your home is an inexpensive way to instantly update your home if it complements the design. • Add a “smart” doorbell. Eight of ten home doorbells are outdated or not working, so if you invest $200 in a doorbell equipped with a camera and speaker, you will impress home shoppers who are looking for security measures. Curb appeal is one of the most important elements in selling your home quickly and successfully. You can create interest in your home before buyers even step out of the car, no matter how 34

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